"Sea Change" Environmental Film Series at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater

February 4, 2017

Wellfleet Bay, the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, and WCAI Radio are pleased to announce the 2017 Sea Change environmental film series.

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The schedule kicks off Saturday, February 4 from 7–9 p.m. with Saving Jamaica Bay, a new documentary about local citizens determined to save one of the most abused wetland habitats in the country which, incredibly, still supports a wide array of wildlife. Afterwards, we'll bring the topic closer to home with a panel discussion about the Herring River restoration. Panel members will include representatives of the Herring River Restoration Committee, the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, and the film's producer, Daniel Hendrick. WCAI's Sean Corcoran will be the panel moderator.

On Saturday, March 18th, we present Wild Ways: Corridors of Life which examines the strategies of connecting fragmented conservation lands. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring David Paulson of Mass Wildlife's Linking Landscapes program and Bob Wilber, Mass Audubon's director of Land Conservation. WCAI's Heather Goldstone will moderate the discussion.

The series concludes Saturday, April 22nd with Nature's Orchestra: Sounds of Our Changing Planet, a film by musician and ecologist Bernie Strauss, on the importance of sound in assessing the health of an ecosystem. This film will be followed by a short documentary called Being Hear by two filmmakers with Cape Cod ties. Steve Wilkes of the Hear Cape Cod Project and Wellfleet Bay's Mark Faherty will also discuss natural sounds familiar to the Cape and the use of sound to try to measure biodiversity. WCAI's Mindy Todd will moderate the discussion.

All films will be screened at WHAT's Julie Harris Stage. Tickets are $12 per person and may be purchased online, at the WHAT box office or by calling 508-349-9428.